A product comparison by Gary Collins MS, former FDA Special Agent, now health and nutrition educator and expert.
This product review is to educate those trying to live the Paleo and Primal lifestyle and avoid using those products that appear to be Paleo or Primal, but are actually not. It is not to say these are bad products (most cases they are), but that they should be avoided by those trying to better their health and keep their body in a ketogenic state.
A little bit about Dr. Loren Cordain:
Dr. Loren Cordain is the world’s foremost authority on the evolutionary basis of diet and disease. Featured on Dateline NBC, the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, Dr. Cordain is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts on the natural human diet of our Stone Age ancestors. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts, and his research into the health benefits of Stone Age Diets for contemporary people has appeared in the world’s top scientific journals including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the British Journal of Nutrition, and the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, among others. He is also on the Advisory Board of Paleo Magazine the first, and only, print magazine dedicated to the Paleo/Primal lifestyle and ancestral health.
Audio of entire interview below:
Transcript of entire interview below:
Gary Collins: Hi, this is Gary Collins, the creator of the Primal Power Method, and I am here with Doctor Cordain, the author of the “Paleo Diet.” Thanks for coming on today Doctor Cordain. I appreciate it.
Dr. Cordain: Hey, Gary. It’s my pleasure. Feel free just to call me Loren.
Gary: I will. Thanks a lot.
With the “Paleo Diet” some people are new to it and unfamiliar. Would you explain where the premise for it came from?
Sorry, on this episode we had some technical difficulties, so this one will be in transcript version only. See the entire show transcript below:
Gary Collins: [laughs] This Gary Collins, creator of The Primal Power Method. I am here again with Nicole Hellendoorn, of California Paleo Kitchens. I did get her name right and got everything right this time.
Nicole Hellendoorn: [laughs] Third time’s a charm.
Gary: Yeah, I’ll get used to it after a while [laughing]. Today, we want to talk about a topic that’s been covered, but I think we’re going to take it in a little different direction, because usually people talk about going Paleo and dating. That’s fine and all, but I think it’s better to talk about in general, changing your health and dating.
Background: Last week (February 18, 2014) Chris Kresser was a guest on the Dr. Oz show, “Find Your Personal Paleo Code, Pt 3,” and proceeded to say eating Legumes (beans) was acceptable up to 3 times a week, as well as whole fat dairy twice a day. Needless to say this got my attention, as legumes and dairy are two types of foods that are 100% NOT allowed on the Paleo Diet! When I’m talking about the Paleo Diet, I reference Dr. Loren Cordain, well, simply because he created it, not Robb Wolf, and certainly not Chris Kresser. I asked Chris to clarify what he said on the Dr. Oz show, via Twitter. It got into a testy back and forth with people jumping in on both sides. This then fueled my rant in the YouTube video above. I have voiced on a couple of interviews recently my concerns with people in the Robb Wolf and Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) camps changing the definition of Paleo and Ancestral Health, as outlined by Dr. Cordain, Dr. Price and Dr. Pottenger.
It takes a lot of ego and a very small brain to ordain yourself as the Paleo and Ancestral Health Oracle, when you had very little to do with the original concepts. I guess with my background of serving my country and actually investigating food, drug, health and wellness crimes, I’m a little humbler than some of my so called peers in this movement. I’m not against someone having their own take on health, but I have a big problem when someone uses a hot moniker like “Paleo” in everything they do, and then changes the rules to fit their agenda. It appears a split in the movement is now unavoidable, as I can no longer see a reason to deal with this type of thought process. The bottom line, it’s about helping people and not organizing your network marketing empire to sell books, which seems to be the main focus of some of the folks in the movement at this moment. This is my message to these people: I spent almost half of my life in military intelligence and criminal investigations, if you think you are some how going to slide your not so ethical agenda by me you are greatly mistaken. It appears to me you have no desire to police your own when they say something incorrect, or just flat out stupid for that matter. Don’t worry, I will not be so lenient, and will voice my concerns when I think something needs to be said. I wish you all good luck at that, because I was a really good investigator!
As I write this, Chris is continuing to fight for beans via Twitter, all based on science, because we all know Chris is a widely known acupuncturist food and nutrition science expert! (See image below in transcript Chris admitting on Twitter he doesn’t consume legumes) This was after a long defense by Chris and how beans are Paleo, and he would decide what was Paleo, and what was not. (Pretty arrogant guy!)
The entire transcript of the rant is below:
See below for the full transcript of the show:
Gary Collins: This is Gary and Nicole here with “Keeping It Real,” episode two, where we’re going to be talking about Paleo and working out. A very interesting subject, don’t you think, Nicole?
Nicole Hellendoorn: There’s so much to talk about. Let’s get right into it.
Gary: I agree. We were talking previously, before we started recording this, about Paleo, CrossFit, using kettle bells, and other exercise techniques that people are getting into and getting injured. What’s your perspective on that as far as your beliefs on how the Paleo, CrossFit, kettle bells, well actually people lump kettle bells in with CrossFit, but actually kettle bells were around well before CrossFit.